family

Family unites us; but it's also a challenge. All about fighting to stay together, and loving every moment of it.

Kathryn Cobb3 months ago
Much to Do About Nothing
There aren't many times in my life where I've felt inexplicably numb. In fact, I've always had a plan if I were ever in trouble, but this time I was coming up blank. Torn shirt, smudged lipstick, brok...
Valerie Middleton3 months ago
Secrets
It was an unusually warm Saturday morning for it to be February, but I was still excited to take the bus ride to my sister's house to see my nephew Carter. He was only two weeks old, but I had plans o...
x Raiinns3 months ago
My Amazing Life
I used to read books about love and happy endings, I still do read books about that, sci-fi fantasy books to be exact. I used to live in these books, and like most people it's what I dreamed of and wh...
Bed
It's Wednesday in cloudy Washington, IL. The rains drops are spaced out just enough to make me wonder if it's over. I'm lying in my bed and have been since 8 AM. Am I sick? No. Am I catching up on sle...
Sammy Armstrong4 months ago
Family
Many people would say that you have to be blood related to be family, but they are wrong. Your friends and the people you care about are your family. We grow up with a difficult childhood in which we ...
Kat Jay4 months ago
A Mother Who Doesn't Love Me
Everybody’s reaction when I tell them my Mum doesn’t love me is the same: “Of course she does!”; “Oh, don’t be silly”; “It may not seem like she doesn't but she’s your Mum. She loves you.” This doesn’...
Michelle Schultz4 months ago
Friends from the Block
It's the fall of 2002. I pull on my flare jeans and my Rugrats t-shirt and grab my bike and walk next door. My best friend's mom answers the door and I ask if her kids can come outside and play. It wa...
Abby W5 months ago
Relationships Killed My Dreams
Since I graduated high school, all I've wanted to do was study abroad. Freshman year of college I walked into the study abroad office and decided that I would be studying abroad in Scotland during the...
Corinne Victoria5 months ago
I Fell in Love with Myself
When I watch the sunset now that I am free, it seems as though the glow is brighter, like the world is different. There was a time, only two short years ago, when watching the sunset almost depressed ...
Sharlene Alba5 months ago
Petrichor: Chapter 2
SERENA During the last five years in hiding, we lived on the coastal side of Colombia, in Palomino. It was a smaller town on the Carribean where the population was small and the cost of living was low...
Sharlene Alba5 months ago
Petrichor: Chapter 1
Daniel Five years of waking up with hangovers and you'd think I'd be fucking used to it by now. My head felt like a damn bowling ball as I lifted it off my pillow and rubbed my eyes open, fixing my ju...
Nena Ranks6 months ago
Letter to My Deported Husband
Hola, amor. How are you? I am fine. Our three kids are well. They grow more and more each day. Our oldest son looks just like you. Autism isn't stopping him. He learns more words day by day. Our beaut...
Razi'El Muntasir6 months ago
"Apparently You're Not Parents"
This was a comment I responded to years ago and just found it: "Why do parents feel like their children owe them some kind of bearings? As parents it's your responsibility to take care of your childre...
Sebastien Lacasse6 months ago
Generational Hate and Why Millennials Aren't the Worst
From being labeled “entitled” to “technology obsessed,” “detached,” and “narcissistic,” you’ve probably heard quite a bit about millennials, especially recently. Millennials get a lot of flack, especi...
Alex TJ8 months ago
The Borderliner Stories
"I'm going to take the car to the service today." Those were his exact words that morning. And she remembers them precisely. In fact, they keep ringing loud and clear in her head as her coworker drive...
Tori Lynne9 months ago
My Boyfriend Is Still Married
Relationships are never easy to begin with, but it's even harder when the person you are with is still married. Now, before thinking I'm the dirty mistress, hear me out. This is not the typical situat...
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Serena Gavars9 months ago
Love is Beautiful
Love can be such a beautiful thing. An emotion that is so strong and passionate. An emotion that can have so many different feelings. But I am going to tell you the true meaning of love from my point....
Caitlan Newns10 months ago
The Auntie That Fate Blessed Us With
Family can come in all shapes and sizes. In this case, it was in the form of a very short but incredible lady with size three shoes but a heart bigger than most, who found us by chance and showed us m...